003: under [garage] door shelving cabinet #3: shelves

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Blog entry by Gary Fixler posted 06-11-2009 03:07 AM 3491 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With the carcass hung on the wall, I turned to the cheapest 1/2” BC plywood I could find at Home Depot for making the shelves. I’m trying this new thing where I don’t blow through wads of cash on utility projects and hair-brained schemes. They were pretty warped and ugly, but cutting them down to 23” (22-7/8” actual) x 16” got rid of most of the problems. These are utility shelves, so a little warp is okay by me.

Here’s me cutting the 12 shelves from the 6 sheets:

And here’s some stuff on some shelves. I’m already feeling relieved just with this small amount out of the way. I can’t count how many times I’ve moved the stuff on the bottom shelves in the last year. They’re always stacked in my way somewhere.

first shelves in place

I’m making organization look just like clutter!

first shelves in place in a cabinet on a very cluttered wall

Next up – doors! I’ve begun work, and they’re coming out well so far.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#1 posted 06-11-2009 03:12 AM

Looks good. Are you going to make a special shelf for our friend “possum?”

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 06-11-2009 03:16 AM

Great Looking Cupboard, Gary!!

I like the quick and dirty shelf adjustment system!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 06-11-2009 03:31 AM

Nice clamp supply next door :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 06-11-2009 03:42 AM

Yeah that’s a pretty good use of spaced tucked in by the DC. I’m sure you’ll be amazed at how well those doors will hide clutter. Looks good keep it up!

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#5 posted 06-11-2009 03:45 AM

Gary i would like to have you up here to my house for a week to put my garage together. you would get more done than i would in 3 months . i like seeing your shop come together.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#6 posted 06-17-2009 10:45 PM

Time lapse is fun !

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